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Department of Astronomy
Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Rm 212
Peking University
Beijing 100871, China
+86-(0)10-6275-7052
gnep @ .ukp nc.ude
Eric Peng


Dominion Astrophysical Observatory I am currently a Bairen Research Professor (百人计划研究员) in the Department of Astronomy at Peking University and a Research Associate at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Beijing, China.
NGC 5694 I study the structure and stellar content of nearby galaxies in order to better understand how galaxies form.  Currently, I am using images from the Hubble Space Telescope to study the globular cluster systems and nuclei of elliptical and lenticular galaxies.  For more information, see our STScI news release:


I am also interested in dark matter halos, and have used the velocities of planetary nebulae and globular clusters to measure the total masses of galaxies.

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student looking for a research project, I have many projects that we can work on together.  Please feel free to contact me.
NGC 5694 I teach the class Galactic Astronomy (星系天文学), a first year graduate course for students at PKU, Tsinghua, NAOC and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.  The course covers the structure and evolution of galaxies, both the Milky Way and extragalactic.



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